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BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Mustang Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Mustang Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $60,045

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350   
Difference: $9,850

Lowest Total Invoice: $56,878

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350   
Difference: $8,827

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Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesMustang
TrimM3Shelby GT350
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Base Price $64,000 $54,845
Base Invoice $60,200 $51,828
Executive Package 3,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700  
Aluminum trim 0  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Leather seating surfaces 0  
Sunroof 0  
Convenience Package   3,000
Executive Package 3,590  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645  
Aluminum trim 0  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Leather seating surfaces 0  
Sunroof 0  
Convenience Package   2,850
Options (change) 4,900 3,000
Options (change) 4,510 2,850
Destination 995 900
Gas Tax 0 1,300
Total Price $69,895 $60,045
Total Invoice $65,705 $56,878

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe has a 526-horsepower 5.2L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Ford Mustang are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $64,000. The features would cost an additional $4,900. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $69,895.

The base sticker price of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 trim is $54,845. The features would cost an additional $3,000. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $60,045.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Mustang trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The configured Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe has a 526-horsepower 5.2L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Ford Mustang are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $60,200. The features would cost an additional $4,510. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $65,705.

The invoice of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 trim is $51,828. The features would cost an additional $2,850. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $56,878.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Mustang trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Mustang

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,010
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,277
Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesMustang
TrimM3Shelby GT350
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Engine425hp I6526hp V8
TransmissionM6M6
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/26 MPG14/21 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18295/35-19
Total Price$69,895$60,045
Adjustments for Features-4,8400
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$65,055$60,045
Total Invoice$65,705$56,878
Adjustments for Features-4,5500
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$61,155$56,878

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Mustang

Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesMustang
TrimM3Shelby GT350
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power rear side windows$200 
Remote app$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active glove box $100
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
High performance brake pads (optional) $0
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Line lock $50
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300 
Safety key $5
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support $0
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Aux input$50 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
Media drive$15 
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Text dictation$50 
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice recorder$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Body kit (gray/black) $0
Larger rear spoiler $200
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Rear spoiler$200 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Cornering lights$75 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Performance meter $150
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Differential cooler $0
Downshift rev matching$50 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500
Launch control $100
Regenerative braking$0 
Torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential $300
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Heated second row seats$200 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Metal pedals $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Synthetic suede steering wheel $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Wheels, dark finish $0
Total Value of Features$7,370$2,530
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,840$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,5500

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Mustang

Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesMustang
Body4dr Sedan2dr Coupe
Wheelbase110.6 in107.1 in
Length182.5 in188.3 in
Width71.3 in75.4 in
Height56.3 in54.4 in
Curb Weight3,575 lb.3,705 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.16.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in37.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in34.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in52.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in47.4 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in30.6 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft313.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Headlight washers50No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Wireless charging station75No
Text dictation50No
Total Requested25015%
Total Not Requested137585%

Option Package Details
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Unbranded, 9 speakers350No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Automatic climate control, front200Yes
Heated mirrors25Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Dual-zone climate control125Yes
Turn signals on or near mirrors25Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Apple CarPlay support0Yes
Android Auto support0No
Total Requested317582%
Total Not Requested67518%

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